South Tyneside lit up for a royal big celebration this evening - as birthday congratulations were delivered from a mayor to a monarch.
The borough’s mayor, Coun Richard Porthouse, lit the beacon at the Lawe Top, in South Shields, to mark The Queen’s milestone 90th birthday yesterday.
Crowds gathered to join in the festivities, while Westoe Brass Band were on hand to play Happy Birthday in Her Majesty’s honour.
Coun Porthouse said: “It was an honour to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday in this way together with residents from across the Borough who turned out to see the lighting of the beacon.
“As the Queen’s representatives in the Borough the Mayoress I wish her all the best and good health.”